Legislative Day 2023

The New Jersey Association of County and City Health Officials (NJACCHO) set up an in-person public health advocacy day on February 27, 2023, in Trenton on behalf of PHACE (Public Health Associations Collaborative Effort) during the time our legislators are most present and interactive. See below for pictures! This was a great opportunity to advocate for public health and public health resources. Representatives from every PHACE Organization were in attendance. PHACE Organizations include NJACCHO, NJ Association of Public Health Nursing Administrators, NJ Environmental Health Association, NJ Local Boards of Health, NJ Public Health Association, and NJ Society for Public Health Education. 
Learn more at: https://www.njeha.org/NJPHACE 

Standing: Paul Roman (Public Health Council Member, Local Boards of Health), Chris Merkel (Monmouth County Health Department, President of NJACCHO), Joanna Adamiak (Paramus HD), Michael Meyer (Paramus HD), Kelly Perez (TCNJ Student), Dr. Natasha Patterson (TCNJ), Karen Gordon (TCNJ), Matthew Michibata (TCNJ Student), Lynette Medeiros (Hoboken HD, Past President of NJEHA), Stephanie Gorman (Morris County HD, President-Elect NJACCHO), Stephanie Carey (Retired HO), Dr. Sreelekha Prakash (Stockton University), James Curtin (Acenda Health); Kneeling: Lisa Harrison Gulla (President of NJPHA), Rico Cabredo
(Monmouth County Health Department)
Paul Roman, Lisa Harrison Gulla, John Donaddio (NJ Association of Counties), Chris Merkel
 Paul Roman, Senator Vin Gopal, Chris Merkel, Lisa Harrison Gulla, Senator Vincent Polistina
James Curtin, Lisa Harrison Gulla, Chris Merkel, Senator Joe Vitale, Paul Roman, Stephanie Gorman, Lynette Medeiros, and Stephanie Carey
Standing: Chris Merkel, Joanna Adamiak, Michael Meyer, Kelly Perez, Dr. Natasha Patterson, Karen Gordon, Matthew Michibata, Lynette Medeiros, Stephanie Gorman, Stephanie Carey, Dr. Sreelekha Prakash; Kneeling: Lisa Harrison Gulla, Rico Cabredo